Documentary "One Week in October." Aerial views of Russian missiles in Cuba. Columbus day parade with marching bands, Boy Scouts, troops. Brief excerpt from 1962 World Series Baseball game with New York Yankees pitcher Ralph Terry delivering to Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants, who hits a ball to the deep left corner that is caught. March of Dimes annual poster girl. Jackie Kennedy with children of foreign diplomats. Fireworks in Uganda celebrating its independence. View of Vatican Palace and a candlelight vigil. President John Kennedy with Ahmed Ben Bella, Premier of Algeria. Ben Bella is then seen with Cuban leader Castro who receives him in Cuba. U.S. moon rocket launch. Scientists in America reviewing designs for fallout shelters and visiting banks, stores, and municipal buildings and garages to assess them for worthiness as bomb fallout shelters. Views of various types of fallout shelters. Food, water drums, medical and sanitation supplies bound for civic fallout shelters are seen rolling off of assembly lines and being boxed. Radiological monitoring equipment on an assembly line. A woman packages a geiger counter into a box. Then the fallout shelter supplies are seen transported by rail to defense department warehouses for distribution by local authorities to Community Fallout Shelters. View of moving train seen from above and from sideview. View of new fallout shelter signs being mounted at fallout shelters. Forklifts working at Naval Supply Center Oakland in California to arrange supplies for shelters. View of American Legion meeting where former President Harry Truman makes a speech. Former President Eisenhower gives a speech in Connecticut endorsing some candidates. Air Force helicopter flies overhead and then seen landing on White House lawn. Beaches of Cuba. Marches in Cuba. Historic view of soldiers marching beside monument to Battleship Maine in Havana. Crane atop monument as a wing is cut off; scenes of destruction of monument to Battleship Maine in Havana. Fidel Castro and Che Guevara marching into Havana in 1959 with cheering throngs after succeeding in revolt against Batista. Fidel Castro and Soviet leader Khrushchev greeting one another at United Nations in 1961. Soviet deputy premier Anastas Mikoyin greeted by Castro and crowd at Havana airport in 1960. Trade agreement between Cuba and Havana signed. Soviet Russian cargo ships on way to Havana. Cuban refugees in small boats being rescued by U.S. Coast Guard. Views of military specialists examining films of aerial views of suspected missile installations in Cuba. U.S. military mobilization for possible war. Strategic Air Command begins dispersing aircraft to possible needed locations. B-52 Stratofortress aircraft takes off. Badge on plane: "Anywhere. Anytime." Destroyer USS Strong, DD-758, making way in heavy seas. An American Aircraft Carrier underway in the distance. Polaris submarine on surface. Officers of STRAC or Strategic Army Corps seen meeting after being assigned to the new command of U.S. Forces Atlantic. Alerted U.S Army units on training exercise to maintain combat readiness. American Army troops load into rear of transport plane . C-124 Globemaster taking off. Then a C-119 shortly after takeoff flying overhead. Then a MATS C-124 again is seen overhead. 1st Armored division tanks being loaded onto rail for transport from Fort Hood Texas to Fort Stewart Georgia.
Statue of José Marti, designed by Enrique Luis Varela and sculpted by Juan José Sicre, at foot of Marti memorial monument in Revolution Square, Havana, Cuba. The Cuban flag on the Ministry of Interior building, across the square. Camilo Cienfuegos addresses people and Fidel Castro smiles in Havana, Cuba. A procession by people. Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos with others sitting. President Manuel Urrutia comes with others. Soviet vice-prime minister, Anastas Mikoyan, steps from Soviet plane. He meets President Urrutia. Mikoyan wearing a straw hat with "Cuba" written on it. Fidel Castro and leading revolutionary figures attend a formal reception for Mikoyan. A signboard reads 'INRA Cooperative Arroceru Jose Smith Comas Zona H-10 Cardenas'. Farmers in field with their cattle. Fidel Castro addresses the press. Cuban workmen handling lumber at a construction site. A board reads'Instituto Nacional de Ahorro y Vivienda,' and announces the construction of a planned city of 300 homes. Women parade holding rifles. The French freighter La Coubre exploding on March 4,1960, while being unloaded in Havana harbor, Cuba. Scenes of explosions and fire as people run to escape the area. Fire fighters trying to extinguish flames, and similar events are captured by the camera. Post accident scenes of Castro speaking to the populace and of mourners walking along the street in Havana. (Note: This French ship was carrying munitions from Antwerp.Approximately 100 people were killed and twice as many injured in this terrible accident.)
Prime Minister of Cuba, Fidel Castro in Havana, Cuba. Fidel Castro makes an appearance before the Pan-American Youth Congress in Havana. He announcers the seizure of three quarters of a billion dollars of U.S. property in Cuba. People hold banners of 'Havana' and 'Venezuela'. The crowd cheers.
Enthusiastic Cuban crowds cheer Fidel Castro's successful overthrow of Batista, in 1959, in Havana, Cuba. Fidel Castro with Nikita Khrushchev outside the UN building in New York City, during the opening of the 15th General Assembly meeting on 19,September, 1960. Soviet ships carrying missiles from Cuba, back to the Soviet Union, in 1962. Nikita Khrushchev gesturing and talking outside a building. Newspaper photograph of Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko conversing with U.S. President John F. Kennedy, who is seated in his rocking chair at the White House.
Hotel Riviera in Havana. The staff at the hotel entrance. Hotel Capri. The deserted reception. Prime Minister Fidel Castro hosts his own television program called 'The Television World Asks'. Castro looks at a passport. He speaks over a microphone, points to a paper, makes long speeches. Evidence of sabotage on the table. The audience. Castro seated at the table. He responds to people's questions. He launches an attack on the Spanish ambassador. The ambassador reaches the studio and accuses Castro of slandering. Castro's men try to control him. Castro orders the ambassador out of Cuba. Castro's supporters follow the ambassador and shout slogans against him. People demonstrate with banners and boards. The Government takes control of all media and implements censorship. Workers inside a printing press. The Radio Continental building. The Ministry of Labor takes over the nation's tobacco and cigarette industry. The Cuban flag hung from a building. Cuba's Farm Minister arrives at an airport to meet Communist leaders. A large crowd gathered. Reporters take down notes. A man and a woman look at a fruit. A photographer clicks pictures. Women in a market. Women pack cartons. Sergei Kudryatsev chosen as the new Soviet Ambassador to Cuba. Czechoslovakian, Polish, Chinese and other Communist delegations in Cuba. They survey a housing complex under construction, and visit factories and industries.
26th July 1960: Fidel Castro Prime Minster of Cuba calls for celebrating 7th anniversary of 26th July movement. Castro watches the rally with Osvaldo Dorticos Torrado and other dignitaries. Girls carry a star and walk in rally, holding their hands. Crowd gathers in celebration. Poster of Fidel Castro. He arrives in 1st Latin American youth conference, waves his hat and greets people. Castro addresses conference and pronounces death sentence to American business, crowd claps. Card of 'Cuba Siempre, Yankees No' pasted on wall. Cuban people at rally with symbolic coffins of American business. Crowd carries bouquets, Wreaths, banners and flags in rally.